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Texas County and Local History
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1276. AIKMAN, Duncan (ed.). The Taming of the Frontier...by Ten Authors. New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1925. xv [1, blank], 319 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, 9 plates. 8vo, original green cloth. Light shelf wear, 6 cm stain on back cover, small chip to blank margin of frontispiece, otherwise very good.
First edition. Guns 20: “One chapter tells the story of El Paso, Texas in its six-gun days.” Herd 21. Rader 65. Includes chapters on El Paso by Owen White, and San Antonio by Dora Neill Raymond. $15
1277. ALEXANDER, Frances. Orphans on the Guadalupe. Quanah & Wichita Falls: Nortex, 1971.  88 pp., drawings by Lucille Alexander. 8vo, original brick red cloth. Fine in d.j. (lightly worn, spine sunned).
First edition. $25
1278. ALLEN, Ruth A. East Texas Lumber Workers: An Economic and Social Picture, 1870-1950. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1961. x, 239 [1, blank] pp., folding map, 12 plates. 8vo, original green cloth. Fine, in lightly worn price-clipped d.j.
First edition. Not in CBC. $25
1279. ALLHANDS, J[ames] L. Boll Weevil: Recollections of the Trinity & Brazos Valley Railway. Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1946.  279 [1, blank],  1-12  15-16  1-18  2-3 pp., frontispiece, 12 plates, facsimiles, endpaper maps. 8vo original orange pictorial cloth. Binding lightly shelf-worn, edges and endpapers foxed, otherwise near fine in lightly worn and soiled d.j.
First edition. Not in CBC. $125
1280. ALLHANDS, James L. Looking Back over 98 Years: The Autobiography of James L. Allhands. Malibu: Pepperdine University, 1978. ix [1, blank], 382 pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original maroon cloth gilt. Small dents to bottom edge of binding, otherwise near fine in lightly worn d.j.
First edition. $125
1281. ALLHANDS, J[ames] L. Railroads to the Rio. Salado: Anson Jones Press, 1960. 213 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, maps, facsimiles, photographic illustrations, endpaper maps. 8vo, original red cloth gilt. A little foxing to top edge and endpapers, otherwise fine. Signed by author and dated 1960 on front flyleaf.
First edition, limited edition (1,000 copies). Not in CBC. $100
1282. ALLHANDS, J[ames] L. Uriah Lott. San Antonio: Naylor, 1949. xiii, 187 [1, blank] pp., 2 folding maps, 8 plates. 8vo, original green cloth. Edges and endpapers foxed, otherwise very good in d.j. (light wear, a little foxing).
First edition. Not in CBC. $45
1283. ALMON, Millard H. The Five States of Texas. Dallas: Five States of Texas, Inc., 1961. 624 pp., maps, 80 plates. 8vo, original white pictorial cloth. Binding browned and lightly soiled, top edge foxed, otherwise very good.
First edition. Not in CBC. $10
1284. ANDERSON, Jan H.S. (ed.). Texas in Pictures [wrapper title]. Austin: Texas in Pictures Co., n.d. (ca. 1940s).  pp., many photographic illustrations. Small 4to, original color pictorial wrappers, stapled. Very good aside from light wear to wraps.
Not in CBC. $25
1285. ANDERSON, T.J. & Jos. Hellen. Along the Rio Grande: Scenes on the Line of the Southern Pacific-Sunset Route in West Texas. N.p.: Southern Pacific-Sunset Route, n.d. 47 [1, ad.] pp., illustrations (mostly photographic). Oblong 8vo, original tan printed wrappers, stapled. Aside from slight wear to spine and small tear to lower wrap, near fine. $100
1286. ARMBRUSTER, Henry C. The Torreys of Texas: A Biographical Sketch. Buda: Citizen Press, 1968. 88 pp., illustrations by Connie Armbruster, illustrated endpapers by Carol Rogers. 8vo, original pictorial brown cloth gilt. Very fine.
First edition. $35
1287. ARMES, George A. Ups and Downs of an Army Officer. Washington, 1900. xix [1, blank], 784 pp., frontispiece, facsimiles, illustrations. 8vo, original brown pictorial cloth stamped in silver and blind. Binding moderately shelf-worn, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. Graff 86. Howes A316. Rader 171. $250
1288. ARTHUR, Stanley Clisby. Jean Laffite, Gentleman Rover. New Orleans: Harmanson, 1952.  282  pp., frontispiece, 1 plate, facsimiles, endpaper maps. 8vo, original stiff beige pictorial wrappers printed in red and black. Light wear to wraps, edges foxed, otherwise very good.
First edition. Not in CBC. $20
1289. ASHLEY, Carlos. These Texas Hills. N.p., 1941.  21 pp., illustration. 12mo, original red velvet wrappers lettered in gilt, stapled. Gilt dull, one corner lightly bumped, else fine, with printed paper band.
First edition. $35
1290. ATEN, Ira. Six and One-half Years in the Ranger Service: The Memoirs of Ira Aten, Sergeant, Company D, Texas Rangers. Bandera: Frontier Times, 1945.  64 pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original grey pictorial wrappers. Wraps lightly worn and foxed, text browned, otherwise very good.
First edition thus. Guns 91: “A separate reprint of a series which ran in the Frontier Times.” Herd 179: “Scarce.” $125
1291. BAKER, Elma W. The Rugged Trail: Where the Cowards Never Started and the Weak Died along the Trail. Volume III. Dallas: Metcalf Printing, 1973.  381 [1, blank]  pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original brown cloth gilt. Light shelf wear to binding, corners bumped, one page dog-eared, otherwise very good. Signed and dated 1973 by author on front flyleaf. $85
1292. BAKER, William M. The Life and Labours of the Rev. Daniel Baker, D.D., Pastor and Evangelist. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1858. 560 pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original brown cloth decorated in gilt and blind. Extremities of spine worn, some discoloration and staining to binding, occasional foxing to text, otherwise good. $35
1293. BANTA, William & J.W. Caldwell, Jr. Twenty-seven Years on the Texas Frontier...Re-written from an Original Copy, and Revised by L.G. Park. Council Hill, Oklahoma: L.G. Park, 1933.  224  pp., frontispiece portrait. 12mo, original orange printed wrappers. Wraps slightly worn, spine a bit light, else fine.
Originally published in 1893. Not in CBC. Howes B109 (1893 ed.) $60
1294. BARKER, Eugene C[ampbell]. The Life of Stephen F. Austin, Founder of Texas, 1793-1836: A Chapter in the Westward Movement of the Anglo-American People. Nashville & Dallas: Cokesbury Press, 1925. xv [1, blank], 551 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original blue boards with white spine and corners, spine label ruled and lettered in gilt, t.e.g. Light shelf wear, corners bumped, ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise very good, unopened, in chipped, foxed, and soiled d.j. with price on spine partially effaced. Signed by author on limitation page.
First edition, limited edition (#47 of 250 copies signed by the author). BTB 7B: “This is the most praised of all Texas biographies.” Howes B137. Rader 259. $275
1295. BARNES, Al, Herb Booth, John P. Cowan, Michael Frary, John Guerin, Harold Phenix, E.M. “Buck” Schiwetz, Everett Spruce & Dan Wingren (artists). The Texas Gulf Coast: Interpretations by Nine Artists. College Station & London: Texas A&M University Press, 1979. 112 pp., frontispiece, many full-page color reproductions of paintings. Oblong 4to, original green cloth gilt. Fine in worn and torn d.j.
First edition. Introduction by Leon Hale, Foreword by Ann Holmes. $20
1296. BARR, Amelia E. All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography; The Red Leaves of a Human Heart. New York: D. Appleton, 1913. vii  527  pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original maroon cloth gilt and decorated in blind, t.e.g. Binding lightly rubbed, gilt dull, title page lightly browned, otherwise very good, pp. 525- unopened.
First edition. $25
1297. BARRON, Hal (ed.). ...And Celia Was Her Name. Lubbock: Boone Publications, 1970. 64  pp., many photographic illustrations (some in color). 4to, original color photographic wrappers. Fine.
First edition. $20
1298. BARTHOLOMEW, Ed. 800 Texas Ghost Towns. Fort Davis: Frontier Book Publishers, 1971. 105 pp. (pagination includes lower wrap), folding map laid in. 8vo, original blue pictorial wrappers. A little browning and slight wear to wraps, former owners ink stamp inside upper wrap, title page partially detached, otherwise very good. Signed by author on title page.
First edition. $35
1299. BARTHOLOMEW, Ed. The Encyclopedia of Texas Ghost Towns. Fort Davis, 1982. 112 pp. 8vo, original yellow pictorial wrappers. Spine a bit light and slightly askew, a few notes in ink inside upper wrap, otherwise very good.
First edition. TLH, p. 86: “Lists over 1,750 ghost sites in Texas.” $40
1300. [BASS, SAM]. Life and Adventures of Sam Bass, the Notorious Union Pacific and Texas Train Robber Together with a Graphic Account of His Capture and Death-Sketch of the Members of His Band, with Thrilling Pen Pictures of Their Many Bold and Desperate Deeds.... Dallas: Dallas Commercial Steam Print, 1878 [actually Austin: John A. Norris, ca. 1905]. 89 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original blue printed wrappers. Fine. Second edition. The rare first edition was published in Dallas in 1878 with 110 pages (Adams knew of only two copies of the 1878 edition; see Dykes, Rare Western Outlaw Books, p. 14). Adams, One-Fifty 5n. Guns 162n: “Exceedingly rare.... Said to have been written by a Dallas newspaper reporter named Morrison.” Howes B227. Bass (1851-78) began his slide down the slippery slope of outlawry in 1876 when he and Joel Collins gathered up a herd of cattle of questionable title which they drove to northern Kansas. The author discusses how Bass, in habits and attire, typified cowboys of the period. $45
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